I want to take the bullet, the one aimed straight for your heart
I want to meet the wolves halfway, and let them tear me apart
But that's not the way they do it here

I want to lay on the tracks, feel hot steel screaming at me
Expose the bones on my back, let me show you what I mean
Yeah, it's a different kind of love

I want to climb barbed wire fences and warm our hands in blood
And this is my gift, asking you to fix my ruined hands
And it's a gift that keeps on giving, and right now it's all I have to give

I want to write the perfect song, and play it just for you
While you're tangled up in sleep
I need you more that I'll ever know
Until I stop breathing, my lungs will take you for granted

Lyrics submitted by Wolfeman

In Years to Come Lyrics as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about either love or god... which are pretty much one in the same...
    think about it, the meaning will be different for everyone
    -_punk_-on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about devotion and self-sacrifice. i noticed in The Odyssey there is a line "be brave, you too, so that men in times to come will speak well of you", and i think that's where the title comes from, except they changed "times" to "years"
    mrguy6on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a romantic song because it refers to love, but I have never felt that it's a positive side of love. To me it seems as if the protagonist can't quite catch his intended lover's attention with any "skills/abilities/qualities" he possesses, so he has to resort to "pity love". It sounds as if he doesn't have enough to offer her, so he will prove his love by physically hurting himself, and expect she will love him back out of pity.

    As beautiful as "while you are tangled up in sleep" seems, it shows me more of a total indifference to him.

    "and this is my gift: is asking you to fix my ruined hands" - just pitifully and painfully sad.

    If you watch the video clip of "Você Pode Ir Na Janela", by the Brazilian band Gram, you'll see what I see.

    Well, that's my opinion. Hope you all agree :D

    - Bruno -

    ps- I think this song is perfect and amazing...
    e_clearon October 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupport Thrice and buy the new album subcity.net
    Wolfemanon February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most incredible songs I have heard in a longtime. It's almost scary how intelligent Thrice has become, as their lyrics evolve more and more with each album. By using the ultimate sacrifice, they are able to show complete passion and emotion in an emotional song that even passes the level of "In Your Hands".
    SoyFarraon February 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of the reasons i love thrice. they are just so good at writing lyrics and putting them to music just right, or at least i think so.
    dr.jacobon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti took it upon myself to make this the most viewed thrice song... just cuz it roolz
    chickndoodon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe only song that is better than this is the decline. if this sone was over 18mins long, it was be better than the decline :D
    Varianton May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat last paragraph is beautiful
    davethefanon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with davethefan, the whole song is beautiful, especially the last verse. I love Thrice's harmoneys. It's hard to say which of their songs is my favorite, this one is up there though.
    Drowned Standardson May 18, 2002   Link

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